12/27/13

Draft 14 - A Quick Look - OF - Derek Hill - Elk Grove (CA) HS

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Derek Hill

7-2-13  -  2014  - Top 100 High School Prospects -  96. Derek Hill- OF, Elk Grove (CA) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/jeff-sullivans-top-100-2014-prospects/

7-24-13  -  8. Derek Hill, of, Elk Grove (Calif.) High/NorCal - The son of former minor leaguer and current Dodgers area scout Orsino Hill, Derek is a student of the game. He ran consecutive 60-yard times on grass at TOS in just under 6.4 seconds, and he is one of the fastest players in the class. He consistently produces home-to-first times in the 4.0-4.1-second range from the right side. Hill, who is uncommitted, is one of the top defensive players in the class and has a knack for making highlight-reel catches. He also has an average present arm. At the plate, Hill has a high hand load, balanced base and short stride. He has quick hands, bat speed and a line-drive oriented approach. Hill has a short stroke conducive to hard contact up the middle and to the gaps. The lean 6-foot-1, 175-pounder with a V-shaped upper body has a discerning eye at the plate and rarely swings and misses. http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/tyler-koleks-heavy-fastball-among-tournament-of-stars-standouts/  

7-25-13 – Top 30 High School Prospects For 2014 Draft - 16. Derek Hill, CF, Elk Grove HS (CA) - 6'2/170, R/R, Draft Day Age: 18.43, No college commitment - Quick Take: Hill comes from the same school as 2013 bonus babes 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays, $850,000) and C Dom Nunez (Rockies, $800,000) and may make more money than both of them. He's had among the best game at-bats early in showcase season but also shows easy plus speed and a fluid swing with a direct bat path. http://sbb.scout.com/2/1310090.html

9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects – 52.Derek Hill – OF, Elk Grove (CA) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/       
10-15-13 – Baseball America - 33. Derek Hill, of, Elk Grove (Calif.) HS: A plus-plus runner, Hill is a premium defensive center fielder who has shown a feel for hitting in games. http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-draft-top-50-october-2013-carlos-rodon/

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